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CVE-2019-19905

Published: 19 December 2019

NetHack 3.6.x before 3.6.4 is prone to a buffer overflow vulnerability when reading very long lines from configuration files. This affects systems that have NetHack installed suid/sgid, and shared systems that allow users to upload their own configuration files.

Notes

AuthorNote
sbeattie
escalates to group games

Priority

Low

Cvss 3 Severity Score

9.8

Score breakdown

Status

Package Release Status
nethack
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Needed

disco Ignored
(end of life)
eoan Ignored
(end of life)
focal Needed

groovy Not vulnerable
(3.6.6-1)
hirsute Not vulnerable
(3.6.6-1)
impish Not vulnerable
(3.6.6-1)
jammy Not vulnerable
(3.6.6-1)
kinetic Not vulnerable
(3.6.6-1)
lunar Not vulnerable
(3.6.6-1)
mantic Not vulnerable
(3.6.6-1)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (3.6.5)
xenial Not vulnerable
(code not present)
Patches:
upstream: https://github.com/NetHack/NetHack/commit/f4a840a48f4bcf11757b3d859e9d53cc9d5ef226
upstream: https://github.com/NetHack/NetHack/commit/f001de79542b8c38b1f8e6d7eaefbbd28ab94b47

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 9.8
Attack vector Network
Attack complexity Low
Privileges required None
User interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity impact High
Availability impact High
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H